I'm trying use my newly created custom taxonomies in the menu, but I'm not sure if the way I'm doing it is the smartest way, or if it's even possible. I have a basic understanding of HTML and pretty much no PHP experience... I could really use some advice!
I have a cooking blog and I added these custom taxonomies: cuisines, meal, skill level etc. Is it possible to put "cuisines" in the menu (so not just "French, Italian, Japanese etc, which are the only options I'm seeing now). I actually would like to do that to the categories as well (have a menu item called "categories")
Eventually I want to create something like this: http://allrecipes.com/search/default.aspx?ms=1&origin=Recipe&qt=a an advanced search page that filters posts using the taxonomies. And I'd also like to add custom fields with dietary information.
.. I have no idea how I'm going to do all this... yet!
So my question is, with this goal in mind, is creating these custom taxonomies a good idea (if yes, how do I make menu items out of them)? Or should I just stick to the categories and devide those up?
Will I be able to build an advanced search page using Views? If it's not necessary, I'd rather not. I just spent a lot of money on a theme...
Oh, and is it also possible to make a menu item for each custom post type?
So, yeah.. A lot of questions. I'd really REALLY appreciate any advice! Thanks in advance!